Remembering Newton

A friend (thanks Gerry) recently sent me some cool vintage Newton accessories. Of course, I had to try them out so I pulled out my trusty Message Pad 2100,  popped in 4 AA batteries and hit the power switch. With a  Brrrring, she came to life with the familiar Newton trill and even more amazing woke up with all her data intact. Yes, everything. All my calendar entries from 1997, my contacts, every application installed and working just fine and all my scribbled notes. All exactly the way I left it so many years. What a stunning example of elegant technology and engineering. Newton was flawed in many ways but in many others, no product on the market has ever quite matched her elegance, style and techno-wizardry.

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